A dark past didn’t stop me
My life was a complete mess even before I went to prison. I had addictions and a lifestyle that controlled my life.
I was addicted to cigarettes for about 20 years of my life and marijuana and alcohol for about 15 years.
I used to take around 7 ecstasy pills at once but God prevented me from dying. Some people died from taking only one pill. I was sent to prison and stayed for almost seven years.
At around 18 years old I opened the doors for a life of crime to the point that I started stripping for money on strip clubs. I didn’t value my body instead, I used it as a way to have money. However, even though I made a lot of money I was never able to keep anything, I would spend everything within 48 hours.
When I was released from prison and I got home but my mind, my heart and my body were still in prison. I suffered from depression after breaking up with my ex-boyfriend. That’s when I stopped drinking but started to smoke marijuana.
I use to escape from depression. My body depended on it, I couldn’t do anything without being under the influence.
One night I couldn’t sleep and I saw the ‘Showdown of Faith’ on BET, I felt like the Bishop was talking to me when he was talking about depression and not being free I got up and pray with him. and I saw the Showdown of Faith on BET.
The dark past of crimes and drugs couldn’t stop me from a bright future
After attending the church and learning how to use my faith, I was completely free from cigarettes, depression and the drugs within one and a half weeks. I’m no longer trapped in my mind. I wake up every day with a sense of peace instead of agony in my mind. I feel very peaceful. I don’t have to depend on drugs to be happy.
Drugs and money controlled my entire life and now I feel very peaceful.
I don't have to depend on drugs to be happy.
- Zya, NJ